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August 21, 2007

TX TFR: 08.22.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4017 Issue Date: August 21, 2007 at 0010 UTC Location: Waco, Texas near WACO VORTAC (ACT) Beginning Date and Time: August 22, 2007 at 1850 UTC Ending Date and Time: August 22, 2007 at 2000 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4027 Issue Date: August 21, 2007 at 0210 UTC Type: Hazards

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CA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4064 Issue Date: August 21, 2007 at 1317 UTC Type: Security

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TX TFR: 08.22.07 - 08.27.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4016  Issue Date: August 21, 2007 at 0009 UTC  Location: Crawford, Texas  Beginning Date and Time: August 22, 2007 at 1850 UTC  Ending Date and Time: August 27, 2007 at 1625 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement  Type: VIP  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A 

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MO TFR: 08.22.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4055 Issue Date: August 21, 2007 at 1255 UTC Location: Kansas City, Missouri Beginning Date and Time: August 22, 2007 at 0115 UTC Ending Date and Time: August 22, 2007 at 1830 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): 7/4003: DUE TO LANGUAGE CLARIFICATION

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Outgoing FAA Administrator Marion Blakey Named AIA President, CEO

Will Move To New Role In November

Aero-News has learned Marion C. Blakey has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Aerospace Industries Association, the trade association representing the nation's manufacturers of aerospace equipment, effective November 12, 2007.

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Report: Delta Picks Former Northwest Airlines CEO As Grinstein Successor

Richard Anderson Spent 14 Years With NWA, Two As Chief Exec

The question of who will succeed Gerald Grinstein as Chief Executive Officer of Delta Air Lines appears to have an answer. Numerous reports state Richard Anderson, who served as CEO of Northwest Airlines from 2002-2004, will be named as Delta's new CEO Tuesday.

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CAP Pilots Lost During Wyoming SAR Mission

C-182R Down In Bighorn Nat'l Forest

The crew of a Civil Air Patrol aircraft, dispatched to search for a teen missing in Wyoming's Bighorn National Forest, were lost when their Cessna 182R crashed in a remote area of the forest.

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Runway Closed For Repairs At São Paulo/Guarulhos International Airport

New Surface Will Have Grooves To Prevent Water Accumulation

Brazilian airport operator Infraero closed the main runway at the country's largest international airport for repairs to improve safety.

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Work On Temporary Expansion At TAB Begins

Plans For Permanent Work To Be Commissioned in Two Years

Much-needed expansion work has gotten underway at the Crown Point International Airport in Tobago.

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General Aviation User Fee Fight Reaches Indian Airports

Airports Want To Restrict, Or Charge, Smaller Aircraft... Sound Familiar?

India's Civil Aviation Ministry has stepped up to the plate in support of general aviation, and just in the nick of time. The Ministry is set to oppose a proposal by Delhi International Airport and Mumbai International Airport to restrict entry of general aviation aircraft and smaller regional jets.

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Report: Boeing May Decide Soon On Expanding 787 Production

Aims To Increase Dreamliner Deliveries To 10 Per Month

Even as the company faces questions regarding when its revolutionary 787 Dreamliner will take to the skies for the first time, Boeing is also looking ahead towards full-scale production of its 787 Dreamliner... and how the company will best be able to send the 684 planes ordered to date, out the door.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 08.21.07

A New Kind Of Airship: Worldwide Aeros' Fred Edworthy

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 08.21.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.21.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Are You Ready For A Biz Blimp? -- 08.21.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Fred Edworthy of Worldwide Aeros.)

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Amata Kabua Airport Receives FAA Grant For Emergency Services

Grant Will Provide Housing For Two Fire Trucks

The US Embassy in Majuro, Marshall Islands announced Monday it was awarding a $14 million grant to the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

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China Issues Warnings Of Hijack Threat During Summer Olympics

Officials Conducting Anti-Hijacking Drills

Without giving specific details, China's vice minister of the General Administration of Civil Aviation warned the state newspaper of hijack threats aimed at next year's summer Olympics in Beijing.

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Small USAF Unit In Kadena Performs Big Job

Handles Ground Radar Ops For AWACS

When it comes to supporting the 18th Wing's flight training mission, one small unit at Japan's Kadena Air Base has a big job.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.21.07

China Airlines suffers another blow to its safety reputation.
Canadian investigators say a faulty lap belt caused the death of a Snowbird.
And environmental protesters clash with police at He

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.21.07

China Airlines suffers another blow to its safety reputation.
Canadian investigators say a faulty lap belt caused the death of a Snowbird.
And environmental protesters clash with police at Heath

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ANN Special Feature: Fred Edworthy, VP, Worldwide Aeros - 08.21.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Fred Edworthy of Worldwide Aeros, a company developing an airship which can be outfitted as a freight-hauler, mobile office center, or personal air yacht.

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FAA Responds To NATCA Accusations Regarding SoCal TRACON

Says Operational Errors Should Not Be Tied To Staffing Numbers

On Saturday, ANN published statements made by the National Air Traffic Controllers Association regarding the situation at the Southern California Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON.) FAA spokesman Ian Gregor tells ANN that "NATCA isn't telling you the entire story," however.

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Airlines Preparing For Pilot Shortage

3,800 Pilots Could Be Added If Retirement Age Moved To 65

The commercial air travel industry has grown so much in the past five years, to the tune of eight percent or 683 million passengers a year in 2001 to 740 million in 2006, there are fears a pilot shortage in imminent.

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NASA Clears Endeavour For Tuesday Return

Wind, Rain, Hurricane Not Expected To Pose Problems

They're committed now. Despite a weather forecast now showing Houston will be spared the worst from Hurricane Dean, the space shuttle Endeavour crew, led by Commander Scott Kelly, is scheduled to complete its mission to the International Space Station with a landing at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Tuesday -- one day earlier than originally planned.

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Congressman Faces Assault Charges In Dulles Incident

Allegedly Pushed Past Baggage Worker, Entered Restricted Area

Maybe he was just trying to show his constituents that he, too, is fed up with the airlines. California Congressman Bob Filner is in some hot water with the law, following an alleged incident involving a United Airlines employee Sunday night at Dulles International Airport in Washington, DC.

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CAPBOR 'Outraged' At ATA Attempts To Hide Flight Diversion Stats

Says Airlines Still Trying To Cover Up Delays From DOT

The Coalition for an Airline Passengers' Bill of Rights (CAPBOR) issued a statement Monday from its founder and executive director, Kate Hanni, on the Air Transport Association's (ATA) response to a recent Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) inquiry that aims to gather delay statistics on flights diverted off their original itinerary and for extended confinements of passengers on the tarmac.

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Navy Pulls Video Showing Carrier's Nuclear Reactor Room Off YouTube

Officials Concerned Shots Show "Lack Of Propriety"

Apparently reluctant to air its dirty laundry, the Navy has pulled a video shot by an airman posted on the video sharing website YouTube.

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Military Branches Continue Squabble Over Who Controls UAVs

"Executive Agent" Would Have Sole Acquisition, Development Responsibility

Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England is probably feeling a bit like a referee -- or perhaps, an exhausted parent of toddlers.

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Carriers Clash Over Latest Routes to China

DOT Due To Make Decision Soon, Possibly By End Of Month

New, highly lucrative, and rare air routes to China -- established by trade talks between that country and the US -- are being opened... and competition between the contenders is getting ugly.

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Pioneering Spacecraft Mark 30 Years of Flight

Onward, Voyagers

The two venerable Voyager spacecraft are celebrating three decades of flight as they head toward interstellar space. Their ongoing odysseys mark an unprecedented and historic accomplishment, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.21.07)

Aero-Linx!

The Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum began in the summer of 1975 when the legendary aircraft carrier, USS Yorktown, appeared on the horizon of Charleston Harbor.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.21.07): Quadrant

Aero-Terms!

The housing in an aircraft cockpit on which the engine controls are mounted.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.21.07)

"Training new controllers can be challenging, but it's part of a certified controller's job duties. The FAA recognizes that we're going to lose most of our controller workforce nationwide to retirement during the next 10 years, and we are aggressively hiring replacements. Hence the high number of trainees at SCT. The simple truth is that we have to bring a lot of new controllers on board to replace those who are retiring."

Source: FAA spokesman Ian Gregor, in response to statements made by the National Air Traffic Controllers Association last week regarding the situation at the Southern California Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON.)

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OR Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3924 Issue Date: August 20, 2007 at 1554 UTC Location: Salt Lake City Center, Ironside, Oregon Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting. Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake City (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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PR TFR: 08.23.07 - 08.24.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3989 Issue Date: August 20, 2007 at 1941 UTC Type: Hazards

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